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Posts published in October 2008

Voting important in local and national elections

As the largest demographic, you would think politicians would exploit us. Advertisers target us because they know we’ll purchase their products, and we do. However, politicians don’t spend a dime on us, probably because young people simply don’t vote. Last week, former MTV journalist Gideon…

Alleged rape victim reopens wounds at Duke

Last Friday, Crystal Mangum, the accuser in the Duke lacrosse case, re-opened a wound that was in bad need of healing. Alongside her agent, Vincent Clark, Mangum held a press conference to announce the release of her new book, in which she again claims that…

Conservative stereotypes not always accurate

Liberalism is the relentless pursuit of improving humanity. Well-intentioned policy is based disproportionately on emotion rather than fact or the lessons of history. It has been a dominant force behind movements toward equality in the past. However, left unchecked, it threatens to destroy the institutions…

Calling all journalism majors

I made a very important decision this week. I, the editor of the Scout, have decided to forgo studying journalism – forever. Well, maybe not forever, but as of now, I have no future plans in the discipline of journalism. This is a decision I…

Pick up newspaper, drop remote

I know what you’re thinking: not another political column from the Scout. Not to fear, my bleary-eyed and possibly hung over readers. The spinning, pompous world of politics is woven into this piece, but you’re not going to hear flippant remarks about our newest reality…

Anti-abortion? Vote for a Democrat

A few weeks ago, the bishop in the Catholic Diocese of Scranton, Pa., wrote a letter to all his parishioners. According to the letter, which Bishop Joseph Martino required all his priests to read at every mass, voting for a candidate who supports abortion rights…

Alum captures ‘coolest job’ on radio

While the city of Peoria may be known for housing the average U.S. citizen, the Bradley community has been known to produce above average talent. San Diego Padres broadcaster Andy Masur is a perfect example. Masur has made great strides since his time on the…

Volleyball picks up first conference victory

The volleyball team ended a 10-game drought with a victory over Indiana State on Saturday night. Led by freshman Megan Schmidt’s 12 kills, two aces and four blocks, the Braves (5-19, 1-10 MVC) toppled the Sycamores (8-16, 2-9 MVC) in four sets to grab their…

Women’s tennis finishes season

Regenold and Miller compete in fall season’s final match, fall to a Toledo pairing in opener And just like that, it was over. At the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional in East Lansing, Mich. last Friday the only remaining Braves were the doubles pairing of…

Stockdale’s first goal not enough, Braves fall to Butler

Junior Graham Stockdale’s first goal of the season wasn’t enough to hold off Butler as Bradley fell 2-1 in its final home game of the season.  Butler, who is ranked 21st in the nation, came back quickly with two goals to propel past Bradley. “At…